US-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences NIH Visiting Fellows Program

Supporting Russian Visiting Fellows in FY 2013

Overview

The U.S.-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences NIH Visiting Fellows Program (the Program) was implemented to engage the NIH intramural research program in the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission that was announced by Presidents Obama and Medvedev aimed at increasing U.S.-Russia collaborations in health research. The Program is being supported in part through the U.S.-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences, a public-private partnership of the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH). The application process is closed for the 2013 Russian Intramural Visiting Fellows program.

Program Goals

  • Provide joint U.S.-Russia Collaboration in the Biomedical Sciences and NIH support of Russian postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for research careers on their return to Russia
  • Strengthen research relationships in areas of research that have traditionally had strong NIH-Russia partnerships, such as basic fundamental research and to expand collaborations in priority areas for both countries, such as, but not limited to, non-communicable, chronic diseases and healthy lifestyles
  • Increase science and technology collaboration between the US and Russia

For additional information, contact Ann Ashby, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health at Aashby [at] fnih [dot] org, 301-435-1641.